Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
Is there room for someone else in Fox and Squirrel's friendship?
Fox and Squirrel are the best of friends. But when Yellow Bird comes along, he and Squirrel frolic high up in the treetops where Fox can't reach. Fox feels like Squirrel doesn't need him anymore. Can Squirrel help Fox see that there's room in their friendship for another?
Ruth Ohi delivers another irresistible story about the adventures of two lovable friends, told through the same spare text and expressive watercolour illustrations as Fox and Squirrel. The simple text and joyful art together deliver a heart warming tale with a subtle but profound message about the strengths of friendship, loyalty, and acceptance.
About the author
Ruth Ohi a illustré plus de 50 livres pour enfants et est l'auteure de certains d'entre eux. Ses livres, traduits en plusieurs langues, se vendent à travers le monde et ont figuré sur la liste de plusieurs prix littéraires prestigieux. Elle vit avec sa famille à Toronto.
RUTH OHI has illustrated more than fifty children’s books — several of which she has also written, including Fox and Squirrel, Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend, Shh! My Brother’s Napping, and Scribble. Her books have been nominated for many prestigious awards, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, Mr. Christie’s Award, Chocolate Lily, Shining Willow, Blue Spruce and the Governor General’s Award. She lives with her family, and many backyard squirrels, in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at www.RuthOhi.com.
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist
Praise for Fox and Squirrel:
"The slightly deadpan tone, simple sentence structure, and choice of vocabulary all add to the book's read-aloud appeal . . . [a] lovely, gentle story of an unlikely friendship." —Quill & Quire
"With its colourful, humorous illustrations and warm, simple prose, Ruth Ohi's Fox and Squirrel is a charming picture book that gently delivers an important message." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials